• MLB Trade Deadline Digest: Giants get Eduardo Nunez from Twins

    The Stew’s Trade Deadline Digest recaps the day in news and rumors as MLB gets closer to the non-waiver trade deadline on Aug. 1. If you missed any of Thursday’s action, we’re here to help you catch up with all the important links and tidbits.

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  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar slams Trump, represents Muslims in DNC speech

    The sports world has had relatively few representatives at this week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, but those who have spoken on stage have largely come from basketball. Jason and Jarron Collins, friends of Chelsea Clinton from their time at Stanford, spoke on Monday in support…

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  • Social Hour: WVU DE arrested on drug charges, WMU picked to win MAC

    Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck is presumably excited his team was picked to win the MAC. (AP Photo/David Richard)

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  • Craig Sager will not cover Olympics due to leukemia treatment

    Craig Sager accepts the Jimmy V Award for Perserverance during the 2016 ESPYS. Turner Sports reporter Craig Sager has been a presence on more TV networks than usual this year as he continues to fight leukemia. In addition to his return to TNT for his usual NBA coverage, Sager covered his…

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  • Podcast: Breaking down the trade deadline with Jeff Passan

    It’s that time of the baseball season where Jeff Passan’s phone is buzzing with information. Yes, the trade deadline is coming on Aug. 1, which means teams are making moves and our pal Jeff is trying to wade through the rumors and find the truth.

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  • Major trio produces minor results at the PGA Championship

    Or it can come very, very early, as it did with Dustin Johnson at the PGA Championship, when he double-bogeyed the third hole and kicked off a tailspin that, in one afternoon, undid all the good he’d done in majors all season long. Johnson, along with Stenson and Danny Willett, made up this year’s…

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  • Olympic weightlifter is fed up with eating so much food

    Brazilian weightlifter Fernando Saraiva Reis eats seven meals per day, beginning with eight to 10 eggs. Brazil’s Fernando Saraiva Reis, 26, is headed to his second Olympics as a weightlifter and eating enough food to keep on his weight is a full-time job. “So much food, so much food,” Saraiva…

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  • What to watch for: Friday at the PGA Championship

    Jimmy Walker watches a tee shot at Baltusrol. (Getty)

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  • Watch live: Dee Gordon returns to Marlins after PED suspension

    On April 29, Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon was suspended 80 games for testing positive for PEDs. This was pretty bad news for the Marlins, as Gordon had spent 2015 hitting like a mad man and ended the season with a .333 average and the National League batting title. Eighty games later,…

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  • Here's Karl-Anthony Towns dunking on all the children

    In 2005, my friends and I took great interest in a McSweeney’s article titled “A Realistic Assessment of How Many 12-Year-Olds I Could Beat Up Before They Overtook Me.” It is exactly what it sounds like — author Matt Schweiger investigates how he, a 21-year-old of fairly average size, would do in a…

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  • Mickelson salvages PGA opener with closing trio of birdies

    Phil Mickelson did on Thursday what all-time great golfers do: He saved a bad round and turned it into a modest one. Mickelson was 4-over through 11 holes of the PGA Championship at Baltusrol’s Lower Course, looking drained of all energy that propelled him to a second-place finish two weeks ago in…

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  • Happy Hour: Your responses to Indy's race attendance and more

    NASCAR said Thursday that it’s going to run the lower downforce 2017 rules preview at Michigan in August. In hard front-impact crashes, bodywork and pedals, etc can be forced towards the driver’s body (how Kyle Busch suffered his injuries in 2015). With some reinforcements and rules changes,…

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  • NCAA recommends reduction in full-contact practices

    The NCAA is aiming to take another step to make college football safer for student-athletes. The Division I Football Oversight Committee formally recommended Wednesday that D-I programs reduce the number of “live-contact” practices from two to one per week during the season. The NCAA defines…

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  • Video: Four important rules for fans at MLB's trade deadline

    Baseball’s trade deadline is creeping up on us. The thirst for trade-deadline news and gossip is so real in 2016, though, that there are many pitfalls that fans need to consider as they refresh their Twitter feed in hopes of seeing a deal from their favorite team. The market for Brewers catcher…

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  • Five-time U.S. Olympian takes stand against SeaWorld

    United States team captain Tony Azevedo is set to compete in his fifth Olympics. Tony Azevedo is a week away from his competing in his fifth Olympics, the most ever for an American water polo player, and he’s using his global platform to fight against SeaWorld. In an ad campaign with PETA,…

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  • Jason Day finally gets off to a good start in a major with 68 at the PGA

    For the first time in 2016, Jason Day has started a major in the 60s. The defending PGA champion, who didn’t see Baltusrol’s host Lower Course for the first time until Wednesday, opened with a smooth 2-under 68 that has him in contention on Day 1.

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  • Minnesota Wild sign defenseman Matt Dumba to two-year, $5.1M contract

    The Minnesota Wild and restricted free agent defenseman Matt Dumba agreed to a two-year contract worth a total of $5.1 million. This gives the 22-year-old Dumba a $2.55 million salary cap hit over the next two seasons. With Dumba’s signing the Wild have all their core blue liners locked up…

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  • Girls ask Olympian to take THEIR picture

    Cue the oblivious girls who asked Ledecky to take their photo. According to fellow Stanford teammate Maya DiRado, two girls wanted to capture a moment together and asked Ledecky to assist them – obviously not recognizing who she was because she wasn’t asked to join in on the photo fun. When…

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  • The gruesome true story behind Baltusrol's name

    Local knowledge also holds that there’s a dark story behind the name Baltusrol, and as the golf world’s best convene here for the PGA Championship, the grim story is once again seeing the light of day. The hill once belonged to a farmer named Baltus Roll, who lived with his wife and son in a small…

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  • Winnipeg Jets defend controversial Bobby Hull honor

    All three will be inducted into the new Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame this year. Now, that history has led to Fast wondering “what the hell” True North Sports was thinking putting Hull in their Hall of Fame.

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